24 featured reviews
Member Since: 10/2/2013
I have all good things to say about my experience working with the Monte Cristo Ballroom for my wedding. As a military spouse I faced a lot of difficult planning issues and Monte Cristo's staff was so helpful and accommodating along the way. They were prompt replying to all of my questions even ones that were silly and simple. They also have a great pool of contacts and vendors. The venue itself is absolutely beautiful with tons of places for photos and tons of room for guests. The brides room was great and the groom also loved his space. The service the day of was wonderful. They even went out and got deodorant for one of the groomsman who had forgotten his! I never felt stressed or pressured the day of my wedding because Monte Cristo took care of everything. My day of coordinator was helpful and worked with my DJ to move everything along smoothly and I didn't even have to lift a finger. The food was delicious and all of the caterers and bar workers were professional and very helpful. This venue was well worth the cost and I couldn't be more satisfied with my service and experience. I have had numerous guest comment to me on how wonderful it was and how beautiful the location was. I focused on me all day and when I came out everything was finished and perfect. Huge praise for Monte Cristo. I would highly recommend them to anyone searching for a truly all inclusive venue.
Member Since: 12/7/2011
Deciding on a venue is a very personal thing. I know I struggled while trying to find one. Let me tell you, the Monte Cristo Ballroom blew all the other venues out of the water! My finance and I fell in love with this charming, intimate, and classically elegant space. The attentive staff was just the icing on the cake. They were available and ready to help with any questions I had along the way and were spectacular on my wedding day. The owners are always around and even interact with the clients to ensure things are going well. Overall it has been a more pleasant experience than I ever could have wished for and I am so happy I went with them. I had the wedding of my dreams at Monte Cristo and the venue, food, and staff exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Monte Cristo Ballroom.
Member Since: 6/12/2012
We just had our wedding at the Monte Cristo Ballroom and we could not be happier with the experience. I'm seriously struggling for words because I can't express how amazing everything was and how hard everyone there worked to ensure our dreams for the perfect wedding came true.
From the first time we walked in and saw the beautiful foyer and ballroom we knew this was where we wanted to have our wedding. Thanks to the excellent recommendations from the Monte Cristo's complementary Vendor Meet and Greet, our DJ (Otto Olson), Officiant (Rev Ray), Cake (Cakewalk Shop) and Flowers (Stadium Flowers) were executed exactly to our wants and we were amazed how much everyone constantly exceeded our expectations, the fact that they were all familiar with the venue only made it better and easier.
The day of could not have gone smoother. Jeff, our complimentary coordinator, was not only incredibly friendly and helpful but he made sure everything went exactly to our requests and was constantly making sure we had what we needed and that everything was going well. It really was thanks to his hard work that our day went better than we could have ever hoped.
Like I said earlier, I really can't say enough good things about the Monte Cristo. The venue was beautiful, the food was delicious, the staff was amazing and constantly going above and beyond. Thank you for making our special day absolutely perfect.
Member Since: 12/2/2013
I can't say enough about this fabulous venue. I would highly recommend this place if you want to have a wedding that your guests will be raving about. Everything was perfect from the food to the staff!!!! Thank you Monte Cristo Ballroom staff for being a part of my day.
Member Since: 12/17/2012
Our experience was wonderful. Everything went accordingly. The customer service provided was beyond our expectations. The staff was accommodating and extremely friendly. The organization and setup was beautiful and timely. My husband and I were extremely happy with our experience and made our special day effortless and even more special.
The food was delicious prepared and presented with class. The serving was coordinated were all the guests ate the same course at the same time. The quality of the food was tops.
This is a great venue with so much included in their package and we would highly recommend the Monte Cristo Ballroom to perspective brides and grooms.
Thank you again to the owners Tawana and Anthony and to the staff for giving us a happy experience in our special day.
Wesley and Julianna Tucker
Member Since: 10/11/2012
Overall, this venue was fabulous. There are always a few issues that come up along the way, but the true test is how those issues are resolved and their customer service is phenomenal! Chef Anthony and Tawana are great to work with. They show how much they truly care about you the client and their business by how they treat and serve.
An all-inclusive venue is just what I needed. I'm not much of a planner and the team at MCB helped me throughout the whole process. It's a great relief to know that my family and I didn't have to worry about set up, tear down, and cooking a meal for 200 people. This service obviously upped the price, but it was worth it and some venues charge the same amount without this service.
The venue itself is absolutely beautiful! I really appreciate that the whole day was set aside for us and we were given the freedom to use every room. This venue also offers a wonderful background for pictures! We made great use of the mezzanine and were actually able to take huge family pictures inside.
In closing, what I cared about most was fulfilled. I just wanted everyone to have a great time and all I heard about all night was how beautiful the wedding was and how great the food was. Big thanks to the Monte Cristo Ballroom. They really know how to throw a party!
Member Since: 7/2/2013
On our first visit to the Monte Cristo Ballroom we fell in love with the venue and we liked the all-inclusive concept they offered us .
From that day the wedding planning staff was there to help us organizing.
On the wedding day itself it all came together.
From the start till the end of party everything was taken care of and coordinated by the professional and extremely friendly staff.
The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
All our guest enjoyed it and found it an amazing wedding at an amazing place.
Thanks to the owners Tawana, Anthony and there staff for giving us a wonderful and never to forget wedding day.
Elvia & Aart Maat
Member Since: 3/15/2011
When we first chose the Monte Cristo as our wedding venue, we thought that it was too good to be true, but they are genuinely an all inclusive vendor that went above and beyond to make our day special! During our special day a few things "went wrong" with other outside vendors, and my day of coordinator Jeff was right there asking, "what can we do?" and also made suggestions to help with what problems we were having!
They offer many decorations, linens, etc to use at no additional cost, which was wonderful! I chose not to use their linens because they weren't as dressy or nice as I was wanting, which isn't for everyone, but if I had to list a negative or a critisicm it would be that they upgrade their linens.
Overall we were pleasantly surprised and treated extremely well on our wedding day!!
Member Since: 8/3/2012
As I sit and reflect on all the pictures and everyone attending our wedding,I could not imagine it being any were else other than Monte Cristo Ballroom.
All inclusive venues are really hard to find and they made sure that everything was easy going and accessible from day one. I didn't have to go looking for chairs, tables, invitations or cake vendors. They had all that ready for me. All I had to do was tell each vendor what I wanted and they made it happen.
Everything was so amazing and if there was a glitch in anything it was resolved right away and ended up being right where it needed to be. The service is great and tons of my guest came up to me and said "this is the best wedding I have ever been too." The venue kept them feed and liquored them up.(lol)
At the end of the night Chef Anthony was there and once I seen him, me and my husband immediately ran up to him and give him a big hug and thank him for everything that he and his team did for us, it was truly the best day of my life.
Member Since: 4/5/2012
The Monte Cristo Ballroom indeed is an all inclusive venue. From the beginning they put their best foot forward when they presented us with the Free Tasting.
The food was amazing and we knew we wanted our guests to have the same experience we had when dining at the beautiful venue.
Chef Anthony and his wife worked with us and with our budget to have our dream come true wedding. The Wedding planning staff was very helpful in making sure to tie any loose ends that may been have missed.
The Butlers were extremely friendly and helpful, not only to the Bride and Groom, but also to our wedding party.
We can honestly say our wedding day flowed seamlessly and it was beyond beautiful.
Our guests constantly commented on how beautiful the venue was and how the food amazingly great.
Thank you for making our Wedding Day very extravagant and delightful!
From Mr. Matt & Mrs. Ruth Padgett
Member Since: 4/21/2008
The Monte Cristo Ballroom is worth every penny! An amazing venue with fabulous staff. The food was on point! The atmosphere was lovely and when I needed something they were there. They kept everything on track and checking in with us regularly. They kept in touch before the wedding often and recommended we not go with vendors who performed poorly. Weddings are truly their profession. I would recommend this venue to everyone! Thank you Chef Anthony, Tawana and Jeff for making our day as smooth as possible.
Rachael & Cesar Preciado
Member Since: 7/27/2013
This is definitely the place to have your wedding! From start to finish we were pleased with everything and everyone. Once you book with them you're provided with invitations and save the dates. They also provide so many options for your décor. Linens, center pieces, vases, everything you need to complete your wedding needs. On top of that there is a wedding coordinator as well as a day of butler. We had Tabitha helping us and she knows her stuff. She took care of everything for us and made sure all my needs were met.
The food was amazing! I still have people telling me this was by far the best wedding ever! We couldn't be any happier with this venue. Thank you so much for giving me the wedding I've always dreamed of......
Highly recommended, 5 Stars!!!!!!!
Mr. & Mrs. Goins :)
Member Since: 8/20/2013
My wife and I have been engaged for 5 years, so we have had an adequate amount of time to look for vendors around the Pacific Northwest. Little did we know that this venue was a GEM right in our own backyard. Located in the heart of downtown Everett, the Monte Cristo Ballroom has a feel that encompasses a blend of Nostalgic, Victorian, Sheik, and Contemporary vibes all under one roof. It was a truly amazing vendor the really is an All-in-one package. The venue allows for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in the same building. Which works great for guests, so you don't have to travel in between events. We've had a lot of great compliments coming from our guests on how well the staff serviced our wedding and how good the food tasted. Our guests had given us props for picking such a beautiful spot to hold our wedding ceremony and reception. I was told multiple times by our guests that this was "the best" wedding they have attended, all thanks to this beautiful venue. I would highly recommend this vendor to anyone looking for an all in one with great staff team work, amazing food, stunning furniture and a gorgeous antique building. The only reason I didn't give a perfect score is because there was a little communication break down between our coordinator. We had a last minute seating switch that was assured, but later found out wasn't full filled, according to that guest. But I understand minor mistakes can be made on the road to perfection. The Monte Cristo Ballroom is darn near close to that.
Member Since: 7/22/2013
Let me jsut say I have never seen a wedding venue like this one. Our experience with Chef Anthony, Tawana, and their staff
has been great from the first time we came in for our tasting to the day of the wedding. They were there to help us every step of the way.They helped us plan and took note on all the details to make sure they had it just right for our special day. The day of the wedding was amazing and any little miss hap that happened they helped fix it for us. They want this to be your day and and for everything to be all about the bride and the groom. The food is AMAZING and you will never leave hungry. They even sent us home with some of the amazing food for us to enjoy the next day. I couldn't have dreamed of a better wedding and the staff at the Monte Cristo Ballroom really helped make that happen!
Member Since: 12/28/2012
The staff and team under Chef Anthony and Tawana are great. The level of service that is provided at the Monte Cristo Ballroom is wonderful. The food at the initial tasting, rehearsal dinner was absolutely delicious. All of the staff members were very friendly, personable, and attentive. It has been a pleasure to work with everyone at the Monte Cristo. Attention to detail was superb. They went above and beyond with our table setting set up, which we greatly appreciate.
Member Since: 6/4/2012
The building, the food, the staff!! All combined to make a wonderful wedding day! And when our celebrant was late, they kept people entertained so they hardly noticed the delay!
Member Since: 7/8/2013
The Monte Cristo Ballroom is the perfect venue for a stress-free wedding! Their staff is second to none and they catered to our every need. The facility is outstanding and very beautiful. The food was delicious and the quantity was unbelievable...you will not leave hungry! The staff was very professional and made us feel like the most important people in the world that day. We would highly recommend this venue for anyone wanting a great and memorable wedding experience!
Member Since: 7/7/2013
Fantastic! Our experience with Chef Anthony, Tawana, and their staff has been great from the first time we met with them to the day we got married. The level of service that is provided at the Monte Cristo Ballroom has exceeded our expectations. Customer service in the world we live in today is pretty much non-existent; however, at the Monte Cristo it is like taking a step back into the days where superb customer service thrived. The food at the initial tasting, rehearsal dinner and our wedding was absolutely delicious. All of the staff members were very friendly, personable, and attentive. The butlers absolutely went above and beyond for my wife to help relieve stress and assist with anything she needed. It has been a pleasure to work with everyone at the Monte Cristo and I would highly recommend having your wedding here.
Member Since: 5/9/2012
We had a wonderful wedding. The Venue is fantastic the food was great and staff was overall friendly and upbeat . I would have given them 4 stars but they shot down the bar 40 min before its time. When I brought it to their attention they used the excuse that they comped the bar. They really did not comp us, we paid almost 14k and they reeled us in to book the venue by telling us they will throw the bar.in. The contract read that the bar closes 30 min before the event closes. So last call was suppose to be 1030p, but they made last call before10pm. When I told them that the bar is closing early they said that they comped us and they shut down early. Not good to be stinchy or go back on an agreement. Free?The agreement was throw in the bar and I give you 14k. Not really free, was it ? Not good to be going back on your word. Would I book them again? Absolutely, everything was overall great!
Member Since: 6/9/2013
What can I say, this day has been in the planning stages for years and to see it all pulled off and so beautifully orchestrated was such a relief! The Monte Cristo Ballroom most definitely exceeded expectations. The venue was fresh and clean and every detail was perfect! From the sashes on the chairs, the settings and decor, to the attentive, yet not annoying, service, our butlers the coordinators, it was all top notch! The food was excellent and the to go bag we received as a little extra was unexpected and wonderful. I have nothing but a glowing review for this venue. Save yourself the stress and choose this place for sure! You will not be disappointed!
'The Historic Monte Cristo Ballroom'
Classic elegance drawing on the influence of the Italian Renaissance is the hallmark of this historic property. Details such as the terrazzo floor, a stained glass skylight in the ballroom, Corinthian capitals and the Dorian frieze work are all stylized symbols of hospitality.
- Price Range: $$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: No
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: No
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: No
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: No
- Valet Parking: No
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: Yes
- Site Fee: Yes
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013